*The Faceless Man*
The bad guy in the really fun novel series The Rivers of London is a guy called « the faceless man ». When I took this picture in London, I wasn’t thinking about those books, but interestingly enough, the early morning sun burned my subject’s face and while you’d normally consider that a failed shot, there’s something a little magical about how it comes out here.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 2500
Gymnastics is very important here in China, especially for elderly people. I was impressed by this grandma stretching though, because I’d be incapable of putting my leg up that high!
What Umbrellas Are For
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 1600
Here in Hong Kong when it rains it rains so hard that umbrellas are not as protective as you’d like them to be. But when it’s sunny, they pop up everywhere. It’s usually women who use them as a sunblock. This was shot 200m from where I live, pure fluke.
Across the Tennessee River
Canon A2, 20mm, f/13, 1/50s, ISO 200
Film: Fuji Experia 200 (Expired)
The Walnut Street Bridge I walked accross to get to the North Shore passes a massive roadbridge accross the Tennesse River. The morning light was gorgeous, and I just had to shoot. I tried a couple of long-exposures as well, but I was too far from the water for it to make any difference.
One of the wonders of doing long exposure shots of water is you don’t really know before hand what the final picture will look like. That’s because you’re never quite sure what amount and texture of light will be hitting the water during the exposure. It’s only when I was processing Mercury Sea ( a shot of the cove of Port Mélite in Groix) that I noticed that metallic glint on the water that really makes the shot (in my opinion).